Author talk with Bob Devine
Author Robert Devine will speak at the Southport Memorial Library on Thursday, March 15 at 10 a.m. Speaking to his second book, “Ketchup in My Veins,” he will describe his 10 years in the fast food industry, namely working for the McDonald’s Company which is not only in America but worldwide.
Being in the right place at the right time proved beneficial for this author. It was in this setting, coupled with his badly needing a job, that he entered the McDonald’s workforce in 1967. Through 1977 he witnessed and participated in the development of one of the greatest companies in fast food. Devine feels privileged to have known and travelled with Ray A. Croc, founder of the McDonald’s Corporation.
Devine is also a watercolor artist, still life photographer, short story writer, woodworker, and gardener. Growing up in New England he moved to California after high school to attend the Brooks Institute of Photography at Santa Barbara. Upon leaving Brooks, he spent 10 years with American Airlines in their flight maintenance department before joining McDonald’s Corporation as a manager trainee in Los Angeles. He lives in Boothbay, Maine.
His first book, “Southeast to Panama,” was released in 2013. Both of Devine’s books are available at local bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other locations.
The Southport Memorial Library is located at 1032 Hendricks Hill Road, Southport. For more information, call the library at 633-2741.